Ubuntu Membership Board call for nominations

Svetlana Belkin belkinsa at ubuntu.com
Mon Jun 20 13:04:03 UTC 2016

Hi everyone,

As you may know, Ubuntu Membership [1] is a recognition of significant
and sustained contribution to Ubuntu and the Ubuntu community. To this
end, the Community Council recruits members of our current membership
community for the valuable role of reviewing and evaluating the
contributions of potential members to bring them on board or assist
with having them achieve this goal.

We have seven members of our boards expiring from their 2 year terms
within the next couple months, which means we need to do some
restaffing of this Membership Board [2].

We're looking for Ubuntu Members who can participate either in the
12:00 UTC meetings or 22:00 UTC (if you can make both, even better).

Both the 12:00 UTC and the 22:00 UTC meetings happen once a month,
specific day may be discussed by the board upon addition of new

We have the following requirements for nominees:

  - be an Ubuntu member (preferably for some time)
  - be confident that you can evaluate contributions to various
parts of our community
  - be committed to attending the membership meetings
  - broad insight into the Ubuntu community at large is a plus

Additionally, those sitting on membership boards are current Ubuntu
Members with a proven track record of activity in the community. They
have shown themselves over time to be able to work well with others
and display the positive aspects of the Ubuntu Code of Conduct. They
should be people who can discern character and evaluate contribution
quality without emotion while engaging in an interview/discussion that
communicates interest, a welcoming atmosphere, and which is marked by
humanity, gentleness, and kindness. Even when they must deny
applications, they should do so in such a way that applicants walk
away with a sense of hopefulness and a desire to return with a more
complete application rather than feeling discouraged or hurt.

To nominate yourself or somebody else (please confirm they wish to
accept the nomination and state you have done so), please send a mail
to the membership boards mailing list (ubuntu-membership-boards at
lists.ubuntu.com). You will want to include some information about the
nominee, a launchpad profile link and which time slot (12:00 or 22:00)
the nominee will be able to participate in.

We will be accepting nominations through Monday March 9th at 12:00
UTC. At that time all nominations will be forwarded to the Community
Council who will make the final decision and announcement.

Thanks in advance to you and to the dedication everybody has put into
their roles as board members.

[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Membership
[2] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Membership/Boards

Svetlana Belkin, on the behalf of the Community Council

P.S Can this be added to the Fringe?
Svetlana Belkin
A.K.A: belkinsa
User Wiki page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/belkinsa

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